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Charlotte Bobcats’ Poor Shooting Performance Cost Them Game

Jim O’Connor-USA TODAY Sports

The Charlotte Bobcats were looking to get a victory in front of their fans against the Phoenix Suns.

Aided by the presence of Kemba Walker on the backcourt and Al Jefferson in the middle, the Bobcats wanted to win a tough matchup against a Suns team that didn’t have Eric Bledsoe but in the end, their poor shooting efforts cost them the game as they lost 98-91.

Despite the fact that four players scored in double-digits, with Gerald Henderson leading the team with 17 points and Walker adding 16 points, six assists and five rebounds, the Bobcats were never able to find a shooting rhythm as they’ve been earlier this season. Al Jefferson had an off night offensively and the young guys weren’t able to contribute as much as they would’ve hope to turn the game around.

The offensive struggles were not only individual as they were also collective. The Bobcats shot a dismal 21 percent from beyond the arc and only 41 percent from the floor, often missing open shots and not executing the offense as they would’ve hoped.

Charlotte also lost the ball in every major statistic as they were out-rebounded, recorded less assists and had more fouls, something that shows that the Bobcats were definitively out of sync tonight at the Time Warner Cable Arena.

One thing that the Bobcats can’t afford to do is to have off nights on the offensive side of the ball. This time is lacking several things on both ends of the court and if their players aren’t able to contribute on a steady basis, the chances of them getting wins get as slim as they can be. Things get only worse if the likes of Jefferson and Walker struggle as they’re the ones expected to carry the most part of the offensive duties.

Juan Pablo Aravena is a sports writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @jparavenarant or add him to your network on Google.